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The NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union will be lobbying the Welsh Government for a fairer mechanism for the funding schools across local authorities in Wales.
 
Delegates voted unanimously in favour of a motion on fairer funding of education at the 2021 NASUWT Cymru Conference held on Saturday.
 
They expressed concern that the funding of schools has become “a postcode lottery” with winners and losers, depending which local authority they are based in.
 
Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said:
 
“This lack of consistency is completely unacceptable.
 
“The current mechanism for the funding of schools across local authorities in Wales is outdated and needs urgent improvement.
 
“The Government has a duty to ensure schools are all treated equitably, so that wherever teachers work they can still deliver the same high quality education.”
 
Neil Butler, National Official Wales, said:
 
“Schools in certain local authorities are suffering from chronic underfunding and having to make damaging cuts to their staffing levels.
 
“These cuts are inevitably leading to increasing class sizes and a narrowing curriculum, which is just not fair on teachers or their students.”

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